Discovery Channel took a Boeing 727 to a remote part of the Mexican desert and had it crash to examine what exactly happens in an emergency situation. It didn’t go well for the plane.
According to The Daily Mail, the fuselage of the 727 actually broke in two. The cockpit and front seats actually folded under the back half.
The plane, which was thankfully full of crash dummies, was being controlled remotely to make for a fairly realistic crash. The pilot that flew it from take-off had ejected just moments before. This is the first full crash test of an airplane in these conditions since 1984 in California’s Mojave Desert.